sboland926 sboland926 - 3 months ago 26
MySQL Question

Rails Server causes error with Mysql2

I am running Rails 3.2 and Ruby 2.0 on a Windows 7 machine.
I finally got Mysql2 installed (at least I thought so). I can run "bundle install" with no problem, and mysql2 v.0.3.16 shows up in my gem bundle.

But when I run "gem install mysql2" it fails due to native extensions.
Now I am trying to run "rails s" to start my server, and I am getting more errors.

Stealth@STEALTH-PC ~/Documents/GitHub/flitti (tony-dev)
$ rails s
DL is deprecated, please use Fiddle
c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/mysql2-0.3.16/lib/mysql2.rb
:8:in `require': cannot load such file -- mysql2/mysql2 (LoadError)
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/mysql2-0.3.16/
lib/mysql2.rb:8:in `<top (required)>'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/
lib/bundler/runtime.rb:72:in `require'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/
lib/bundler/runtime.rb:72:in `block (2 levels) in require'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/
lib/bundler/runtime.rb:70:in `each'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/
lib/bundler/runtime.rb:70:in `block in require'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/
lib/bundler/runtime.rb:59:in `each'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/
lib/bundler/runtime.rb:59:in `require'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/
lib/bundler.rb:132:in `require'
from c:/Users/Stealth/Documents/GitHub/flitti/config/application.rb:7:in
`<top (required)>'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-3.2.1
2/lib/rails/commands.rb:53:in `require'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-3.2.1
2/lib/rails/commands.rb:53:in `block in <top (required)>'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-3.2.1
2/lib/rails/commands.rb:50:in `tap'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-3.2.1
2/lib/rails/commands.rb:50:in `<top (required)>'
from script/rails:6:in `require'
from script/rails:6:in `<main>'


My Gemfile looks like this

source 'https://rubygems.org'

gem 'rails', '3.2.12'
gem 'foundation-rails'
gem 'mysql2'
gem 'merit'
gem 'devise'
gem 'paperclip', '3.4.0'
gem 'pry'
gem 'mailboxer'
gem 'simple_form'
gem 'thumbs_up'
gem 'jquery-rails'

gem 'faye'
gem 'private_pub', :git => 'git://github.com/ryanb/private_pub.git'
gem 'thin'
gem 'pjax_rails'

group :assets do
gem 'sass-rails', '~> 3.2.3'
gem 'coffee-rails', '~> 3.2.1'
gem 'uglifier', '>= 1.0.3'
end


group :development, :test do
gem 'rspec-rails'
gem 'factory_girl_rails'
end

group :test do
gem 'faker'
gem "capybara"
gem "guard-rspec"
gem "launchy"
end


How can I fix this so I can get my rails server working?

Native Extensions Error:

Stealth@STEALTH-PC /c
$ gem install mysql2 --platform=ruby -- '--with-mysql-dir="C:\mysql-connector-c
"'
Temporarily enhancing PATH to include DevKit...
Building native extensions with: '--with-mysql-dir="C:\mysql-connector-c"'
This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing mysql2:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb --with-mysql-dir="C:\mys
ql-connector-c"
checking for ruby/thread.h... yes
checking for rb_thread_call_without_gvl() in ruby/thread.h... yes
checking for rb_thread_blocking_region()... yes
checking for rb_wait_for_single_fd()... yes
checking for rb_hash_dup()... yes
checking for rb_intern3()... yes
-----
Cannot find include dir(s) C:\mysql-connector-c/include
-----
*** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary
libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for more details. You may
need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
--with-opt-dir
--without-opt-dir
--with-opt-include
--without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
--with-opt-lib
--without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
--with-make-prog
--without-make-prog
--srcdir=.
--curdir
--ruby=c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/bin/ruby
--with-mysql-dir
--with-mysql-include
--without-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
--with-mysql-lib
--without-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/
--with-mysql-dir
--with-mysql-include
--without-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
--with-mysql-lib
--without-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/lib


Gem files will remain installed in c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0
.0/gems/mysql2-0.3.16 for inspection.
Results logged to c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.0.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/mysql2-0.
3.16/ext/mysql2/gem_make.out

Answer

Looks like a standard mingw32 issue with mysql2

--

The problem is that since Windows does not come with MYSQL already installed, you've got to install it from scratch. It seems you're privvy to this already, but because there's a new release of mysql2, you've got to update your C-Connector headers

We've written a tutorial on how to do this here

--

Fix

I would do this:

  1. gem uninstall mysql2
  2. Download the latest 32-bit version of mysql c-connector
  3. Save the zip file & unpack it to a directory with no spaces
  4. Once on your system, type this into cmd: gem install mysql2 —platform=ruby — ‘—with-mysql-dir=”C:\mysql-connector-path”’
  5. Finally, copy libmysql.dll from your mysql/bin directory to your ruby/bin directory
  6. Remove the mysql c-connector files

This should install it for you so you can use it without issue

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